Vin, Elend, Straff, and Ore’seur from Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn. Finished my final project for my Character Design class with Jose Lopez. Woo!
The development pages should be relatively self-explanatory, but I tried to keep a unified design and color theme as ascribed in the books (black mistcloaks, white royal attire, red skies). The overall style is meant to be like an action cartoon rather than my usual illustrative one.
Outfit designs for Elend Venture from Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn trilogy. He’s my ‘love interest’ for my character design class with Jose Lopez. This book is so good!
Other Mistborn development: http://www.fictograph.com/tagged/mistborn
Let me know if you’ve got a favorite?
teganbobegan replied to your photo “#characterdesign sketches for #straffventure from #mistborn . #cosmere…”
Did you learn this style?
Kind of? I learned a lot of techniques and facial anatomy, but the choices I made when designing/exaggerating the faces were based off things I’d seen and liked in cartoons.
So many feels after #sdcc ! Hung out a lot with the Ready at Dawn guys, so I doodled #isabeau /#igraine from #order1886 while in a Monday meeting.
Genya, David, Tolya, and Tamar from Leigh Bardugo's Grisha Trilogy.
Haven’t used a mechanical pencil in awhile! This story has such great secondary characters.
Nilah, Cassie, and I are going to the Fierce Reads Block Party tonight. Catch me for a free Shadow and Bone doodle (I have purple hair.)
((If you miss it, I’ll also be at SDCC on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.))
"Long live the King in the North."
You meant well, Robb. Just a doodle that got out of hand. Might have prints at NDK if people show interest.
…sankta alina… sol koroleva… sun summoner…
My tribute to Alina Starkov from Leigh Bardugo's The Grisha Trilogy, a fantastic series of YA novels set in a Russian-inspired fantasy world and a lovely magic system. I wanted to show her power (and the amplifiers!) rising out of the Volcra but also a little fear that comes with being an accidental heroine.
Final installment just came out! Got mine signed by Leigh at the LA Book Release party. *o* You should pick ‘em up!
Done in traditional media: pen, marker, color pencil on toned paper (as usual).
leigh, if you are reading this, nilah, cassie and i would all gladly work on a grisha movie *coughcough*
OH. MY. WORD. I can’t tell you how much I adore this. Loved seeing the work in progress at the launch but oohhhhhhhh the final!!! Thank you so much for sharing it <3
Seriously, Tumblr, are you kidding me, you deleted this one, too?! Re-blogging myself again because Tumblr is a shitface.
1-hour digital painting of Zoya from Leigh Bardugo's Grisha Trilogy. Done at the request of Nilaffle.
Just finished Ruin and Rising. I am bombarded with feels, and now I have to draw everyone….
Those lips! Those eyes! Zoya needs her own show. (And this is gorgeous! Ty!!)
Argh, again - I don’t like re-blogging my own work, but Tumblr deleted Zoya, too….
Harshaw (and “Oncat”), my favorite Inferi from Leigh Bardugo's Ruin and Rising. I had to guess at his eye color a bit.
Nilah didn’t get her booked signed at the launch party, so we be going until the Fierce Reads Block Party!
Can’t stop. Won’t stop. Gonna be a Grisha week.
HARSHAW!!! First Harshaw and Oncat fanart. Oh I love this so so so much!!!
Ugh. Tumblr deleted my Harshaw post, so now I have to re-blog myself…
korol rezni… the king of scars
Nikolai Lantsov from Leigh Bardugo's The Grisha Trilogy. I had to do him justice with a painting, but I’m sure he’s upset that he can’t make his hair all nice now that he’s part shadow-soldier.
I have a thing for rebellious guys with sharp wit and overblown confidence. But what I really adore about this character is his evolution (although, that’s what I love about all of Bardugo’s characters). His transformation in Ruin and Rising tests his personality so well, the perfect a blow against his ambition and hubris.
Other Grisha Art: http://www.fictograph.com/tagged/grisha
Hi, i was wondering whats the specific name for that special pen (or whatever it is) you use to wet watercolor drawings?
I don’t actually use watercolor, so I’m guessing that you meant the Niji Waterbrush: http://www.dickblick.com/products/niji-waterbrush/
juanjolras replied to your post “Are all your drawings drawn by hand? They dont look computerized either. They just look so flawless, that it doesnt even seem they were drawn by a human!! You’re truly amazing.”
gahhhh that perspectice illustrations
post is still one of my fave things you’ve ever done. Were those colored digitally or traditionally, I can’t tell. Like what was the combo of digital/traditional you used? Digital lines, traditional color?
Ahaha, the ~~mystery~~. It went like this:
- Plot perspective digitally and print out blue lines.
- "Ink" traditionally with mechanical pencil, scan back in.
- Print cleaned lines on toned paper and shade values-only with marker and white pencil.
- Scan back in and color using gradient maps and overlay/multiply/color layers.
They took a long time. Not the most efficient process, but working traditionally gave the ability to be productive but still leave my house. :|
((I get cabin fever really easily.))
Are all your drawings drawn by hand? They dont look computerized either. They just look so flawless, that it doesnt even seem they were drawn by a human!! You're truly amazing.
I really just use whatever’s easiest for the process or convenient at the time. Like, I work traditionally while traveling but digitally for perspective drawings.
For example, this was done entirely in my sketchbook, and this was done entirely digitally. This is a combination where I moved between both traditional and digital.
I got a new sketchbook. As tradition dictates, that means drawing my oldest original character, Rivek. This is entirely traditional media: pen, marker, and colored pencil on toned paper.
But I’ve learned a lot artistically this past year, and I really wanted to show it - color, lighting, composition. I threw Willow and Vika in there for good measure, too, haha. ;D
Previous iterations: I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX X
(Wow, I can’t believe this is my tenth one…)
“You know nothing, Jon Snow.”
Ygritte at the hot springs. Hehehe.